Women’s Health Exercise Programmes
My Fit Physio provides online postnatal exercise programmes that emphasise pelvic floor strength. The programmes are based on many years of physiotherapy expertise treating women’s health conditions and teaching Pilates classes to pregnant and postnatal individuals and groups. These video-based programmes will prevent and treat women’s health issues such as pelvic floor dysfunction, prolapse, diastasis recti, low back pain, pelvic girdle dysfunction, poor posture, sports injuries and more. They can be done in the comfort of your own home and they can be done any time.
My Fit Physio
I created My Fit Physio after years of working in a maternity hospital and in private practice when I spent a lot of my time treating women’s health issues that presented before, during and after ( even years after) pregnancy. I have been prescribing womens health exercise programmes for years to treat individual muscle issues and then to build up the whole body to support recovery and return to normal function.
As a chartered physiotherapist, pilates instructor, runner and mother of four children I know that the postnatal journey is not always straight forward and that it may take time. It might feel like everyone else has recovered quickly, and that your body is not recovering the same way or you may feel a bit afraid of going back to your usual exercises in case you might cause harm.
In My Fit Physio women’s health exercise programmes I have created a clinical environment where I use the language I use during my assessments and treatments. You will feel supervised and informed throughout every level of exercise. I will instruct you from a gentle level of exercise where we focus on pelvic floor activation, breathing, activation of your deep core muscles and mobility and will help you to progress confidently and progressively to higher levels of strengthening. Along the way you will identify your areas of strength and weakness and you will know how to make decisions e.g returning to sport, checking in with your own physiotherapist, doctors and other healthcare providers.
Some of my programmes will tackle all potential pregnancy-related issues e.g My Fit 0-6 weeks postnatal and MyFit Postnatal. Others are specific to one presenting issue such as Diastasis Recti Abdominis and Pelvic Organ Prolapse. All programmes have some overlap and all will encourage full recovery. You may need the support of your own women’s health physiotherapist along the way if your require an individual assessment to get started, or if you feel that you are not improving with exercise alone.
These womens health exercise programmes can be followed any time in your postnatal life.
How it Works
My programmes are in the form of video classes and they provide education, advice as well as technique instruction through increasing levels of intensity. There are over twenty videos in each programme containing carefully chosen exercises based on the available research and on my experience.
I believe in quality over quantity and hope to ensure that you are working at your own level at all times. When you purchase a programme you will own it so you can work around the demands of your family or work life to achieve your goals.
The videos range from 5 minutes to 45 minutes in duration so you can pace yourself based on the time you have to exercise that day and week. Your goals can be realistic and achievable to suit your needs.
Who is it suitable for?
These exercises programmes are suitable for anyone who has had a baby, whether it was 6 weeks ago or 30 years ago. They are suitable for those who have a straight forward recovery but also for those who may have Diastasis Recti Abdominis (DRA), pelvic organ prolapse or pelvic floor dysfunction. They can prevent of treat any of these conditions also.
These programmes are for you if:
- You would like to build up your core safely after having a baby (recently or years previously), under the supervision of a Women’s Health expert.
- You think you have Diastasis Recti or Prolapse and you don’t know where to begin to exercise.
- You are experiencing leaking of urine/faeces/wind.
- You are experiencing pressure in your vagina which is worse at the end of the day or after you exercise.
- You have pelvic girdle pain weeks and months after your baby was born.
- Your physiotherapist or doctor has recommended that you start core or Pilates exercises.
See MyFitPhysio Programmes
Are you looking for a programme that will bring you gradually and safely, level by level, to where you feel strong, recovered and prepared to take on the demands of your usual exercises as well as the demands of raising your family?
Check out my programmes. You might find what you are looking for!